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New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy$
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Douglas Patterson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199296309

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296309.001.0001

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Truth on a Tight Budget: Tarski and Nominalism

Truth on a Tight Budget: Tarski and Nominalism

(p.369) 14 Truth on a Tight Budget: Tarski and Nominalism
New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy

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Tarski was sympathetic to nominalism, but in his published work, in particular his seminal work on truth, he makes free use of reference to abstract entities. This chapter asks what an account of truth along Tarski's lines would look like if developed in terms entirely acceptable to the nominalist. The nominalist account of truth is developed in detail and attendant issues are addressed.

Keywords:   Tarski, truth, nominalism

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